Internship and Work Experience Programs

Agriculture Summer Internship Program

The Agriculture Summer Internship Program (ASIP) is an opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom to a workplace. 

The Agriculture Summer Internship is part of the ALES Internship Program (IP), which provides career-related work experience for students studying in the Faculty of Agricultural, Environmental and Life Sciences (ALES). It is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, learn about careers and the workplace, and make connections with professionals – all in one summer.

Students

ASIP opportunities are made possible by a wage subsidy to employers and all funded positions are posted on the Career Centre website.

Eligibility

To qualify for an ASIP-funded position, you must meet the following requirements by the beginning of the summer work term (i.e. May to August):

  • Enrolled in an academic program in the Faculty of ALES
  • Enrolled in the ALES IP (note: registration does not guarantee you a placement)
  • Successful completion of 36 course credits
  • Satisfactory academic standing (see Calendar Sec. 23.6 for the definition of satisfactory academic standing)
  • Intent on returning to the University of Alberta for the fall term following the summer work term
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
Learn more about the ALES Internship Program

Successful applicants

If you are offered and accept an ASIP-funded position, you must inform the program coordinator and provide a copy of your offer of employment. At that time, you will be registered in WKEXP 984; this course has a fee index of one.

During your placement, you will be required to complete a non-credit on-line course that focuses on writing learning objectives and reflecting on your work experience, as well as complete evaluations that will be used in the overall assessment of the program.

Employers

ASIP provides selected employers with a wage subsidy of $7.00 per hour up to $4,000 for agriculture related summer internships (i.e. May to August).

ASIP funding through the ALES Internship Program offers your organization an opportunity to recruit energetic, talented individuals for your summer opportunities – helping you to build a pipeline of quality candidates for the future.

Eligibility

Employers must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the program:

  • Employers from any sector are eligible to apply.
  • Provide a minimum hourly rate of $14.00, of which $7.00 per hour will be provided through the wage subsidy. Preference will be given to employers who are willing to top up the wage more than $12.50 per hour.
  • Pay all Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCS) for the student.
  • The internship position must be full-time (30 to 40 hours per week).
  • The duration of the position must be 14 to 16 weeks between May 1 to August 31, 2017. 
  • The employer is responsible for training and supervising the student and for providing feedback on their performance.

The opportunity must provide the student with meaningful work experience related to programs of study in Agriculture and must not contribute to the provision of personal services to the employer.

Apply

Employers interested in applying for an ASIP wage subsidy must complete an application form by February 28, 2017.

Employers will be notified by March 15 whether or not their application has been approved.

Successful applicants will be provided with further recruiting and administrative information. Employers that have applied for ASIP funding may post internship positions through the ALES Internship Program at no cost prior to March 15 indicating in the job description if hiring is dependent upon funding.

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